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Spring 2018 "First Sunday at The Mill Works"

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Spring 2018 "First Sunday at The Mill Works"

Free Admission - All welcome!

Come join us on Sunday, March 3rd, from Noon to 5:00pm for the Spring Season “First Sunday at The Mill Works” sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP)!

Visit with resident artists Graphic Designer/Illustrator Chris Gunderson, Painter Carol Maciewicz, Photographer Kim Pumiglia, Plein-Air Painter Jack Broderick, Printmaker Emily Lyon, EC-CHAP Artist In Residence Rebecca Zablocki, and special guest artist Patti Rothberg.  Enjoy period refreshments typical of the mid 19th century and begin the Spring Season with us at this local historic landmark.

Explore the Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum and play "trivia"games throughout the day. Learn about EC-CHAP membership opportunities, and how you can become a CHAP! All activities are free to the public.

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SCHEDULE

THE PACKING HOUSE: Performances

1:15pm-2:00pm: Hula-Hoop Performance & Instruction with Judi Jones

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JUDI JONES aka "Energizer" is a professional Hoop Dance Performer, Entertainer, Teacher and Fire Dancer.  She has been teaching since 2009 and started her own entertainment business Creative Game Parties in 2010.   Creative Game Parties is a mobile entertainment company providing interactive hoop dancing, circus arts, games and fire dancing.  She makes custom hula hoops from toddler to adult size.

Judi  received her Hoop Dance teacher certification in 2009.  She actively attends workshops/trainings for hooping, circus flow arts and fire dancing.  She teaches and performs for a variety of venues such as libraries, schools, campgrounds, community events, private parties, nursing homes and many more.

She currently is enrolled in a Master Aerial class and plans to attend Circus Arts Therapy training next summer.  Judi lives in So. Killingly, CT.

 

2:00pm-2:45pm: "The Crustaceans"  Surfer Rock Band

 Courtesy: Jordy Smith Free Surfing at Teahupoo

Courtesy: Jordy Smith Free Surfing at Teahupoo

THE CRUSTACEANS - Enjoy the beginning of an early summer with this surf rockin' group!

 

3:00pm-3:45pm: Singer Songwriter Curtis Brand

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CURTIS BRAND'S's music starts with the words.   In the tradition of singer songwriters like Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, and Willie Nelson, Curtis playfully jabs the listener with the existential absurdity of our everyday life. He tells tales of the human condition--the lost souls, the wounded veteran, the let down lover--and blends them with delightful ditties and love songs in a performance which not only touches the sensibilities but also lifts the spirit.   From Older than Dirt, a tongue in cheek celebration of the aging process which is the title song from his first album, to Dust on the Water, which memorializes the World Trade Center tragedy, Curtis' songs pull the listener across the full range of human emotions.  Whether performing solo in coffee shops and house concerts or joining with the On Call Band in full concert shows, the songs of Curtis Brand reach out and speak of the people around us.
 

NOON TO 5:00PM

FEATURED GUEST ARTIST: THE PAINTINGS OF PATTI ROTHBERG

 ABOUT THE ARTIST Patti Rothberg, a Scarsdale, NY native and NYC resident, has been creating beautiful impressionistic and abstract renderings for nearly four decades. Her primary focus is a concentration of portrait work in acrylic, but has also explored a multitude of subject and medium, including oils, pen and ink, pastel, etching, lithograph and fabric paint.  Patti Rothberg’s recording career goes back to 1996, with her debut on EMI Records, 'Between the 1 and the 9', which refers to the time she spent performing in New York City's 14th Street subway station. The title track relates some of her experiences, when EMI executive discovered Patti performing there. Seemingly overnight, Patti Rothberg achieved the kind of worldwide success one could only dream of. Critically acclaimed, Between the 1 and the 9 was an instant hit, and remains a timeless classic. The success of Between the 1 and the 9 had Patti touring quite non-stop from 1996 through 1997, and into 1998. She toured the USA supporting the Wallflowers, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, and Garbage, and she toured Europe supporting the Black Crowes. Patti and her band performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Patti is a graduate of Boston University (Dean's List) and Parsons School of Design, New York and Paris, where she received the degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration. Exhibitions include: Parsons Senior Show, ’94, Joan Busing Spring ’90, Sidewalk Café, ’94, Math 4 Artists: The Wonder of Genetics, Group Show, ‘Father Knows Best,’ 2002, Kitch Encounters, 2007, NELCWIT Benefit for Domestic Violence, 2015  Patti created the nine self-portrait paintings for the CD artwork of her acclaimed EMI Recording debut, ‘Between the 1 & and the 9’ (1996). Other various album cover designs were commissioned by recording artists, Big Sister, Dimestore Romeos, and Stranglys.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Patti Rothberg, a Scarsdale, NY native and NYC resident, has been creating beautiful impressionistic and abstract renderings for nearly four decades. Her primary focus is a concentration of portrait work in acrylic, but has also explored a multitude of subject and medium, including oils, pen and ink, pastel, etching, lithograph and fabric paint.

Patti Rothberg’s recording career goes back to 1996, with her debut on EMI Records, 'Between the 1 and the 9', which refers to the time she spent performing in New York City's 14th Street subway station. The title track relates some of her experiences, when EMI executive discovered Patti performing there. Seemingly overnight, Patti Rothberg achieved the kind of worldwide success one could only dream of. Critically acclaimed, Between the 1 and the 9 was an instant hit, and remains a timeless classic. The success of Between the 1 and the 9 had Patti touring quite non-stop from 1996 through 1997, and into 1998. She toured the USA supporting the Wallflowers, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, and Garbage, and she toured Europe supporting the Black Crowes. Patti and her band performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Patti is a graduate of Boston University (Dean's List) and Parsons School of Design, New York and Paris, where she received the degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration.
Exhibitions include: Parsons Senior Show, ’94, Joan Busing Spring ’90, Sidewalk Café, ’94, Math 4 Artists: The Wonder of Genetics, Group Show, ‘Father Knows Best,’ 2002, Kitch Encounters, 2007, NELCWIT Benefit for Domestic Violence, 2015

Patti created the nine self-portrait paintings for the CD artwork of her acclaimed EMI Recording debut, ‘Between the 1 & and the 9’ (1996). Other various album cover designs were commissioned by recording artists, Big Sister, Dimestore Romeos, and Stranglys.

THE MILL WORKS COMMUNITY - RESIDENT ARTISTS: Jack Broderick, Christopher Gunderson, Carol Mackiewicz, Rebecca Zablocki, Emily Lyon, and Kim Pumigula. 

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WITH JACK BRODERICK

ART ACTIVITY: MAKING BIG THINGS WITH CHRIS GUNDERSON AND CAROL MACKIEWICZ

GARDINER HALL JR MUSEUM (Suite 2106-A)

"TRIVIA" GAMES (Suite 2106-A)

EASTERN CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HISTORY, ART, AND PERFORMANCE (EC-CHAP)

PERIOD REFRESHMENTS

For more information, please call 518-791-9474. 

The Mill Works is located at 156 River Road, Willington, CT 06279.

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474